Construction projects, both residential and commercial, involve multiple parties, detailed technical documents, and significant resources. The tripartite relationship between owners/developers, architects, and contractors sometimes breaks down. When a construction project falters, you need an attorney who is knowledgeable about the construction industry, can navigate the construction claim/defense landscape, and can immediately take action to protect your rights and get the project back on the right path. Sometimes construction and design defects are hidden (latent), and not discovered until long after the project is complete. You need an attorney who knows how to assist with diagnosing the defects, identifying the responsible parties, and timely pursuing claims on your behalf.

At Gardner Skelton, our team of litigators have years of experience litigating complex construction claims both for and against owners, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, sureties/bonding companies, and material suppliers. We handle complex construction and design-related claims through both litigation and arbitration with the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and others. We help contractors and subcontractors negotiate construction contracts with terms that proactively address problems that commonly arise on most projects to protect our clients’ bottom line. When a project goes south, we go to bat for our clients to ensure they are timely paid. We are efficient, effective, and know how to get results.

If you find yourself involved in any of the following areas of our practice, give us a call and let us handle it.
  • Construction defect claims
  • Construction delay claims
  • Design defect claims
  • Liquidated damages claims
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Unforeseen site condition claims
  • Express and implied warranty claims
  • Payment and performance bond default claims
  • Filing and perfection of contractor and subcontractor mechanic’s liens
  • Change order disputes
  • Negotiation and preparation contracts and subcontractors, including Architect Institute of America (AIA) standard contract forms
  • Pay-when-paid and pay-if-paid disputes
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